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FARM FINANCES

Banker surveys by the Federal Reserve Banks in Kansas City, Chicago, and St. Louis all show deteriorating farm credit conditions around the Midwest.  Kansas City is the most pessimistic among the banks, reporting a significant decline in credit conditions during the third quarter of 2015. St. Louis and Chicago appear more sanguine.

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INCREASED RISK

Tighter credit conditions may be coming to commercial banks and Farm Credit System, due to new Basel III banking rules, warns Texas A&M ag economist Danny Kleinfelter warns in his DTN column. That means a surge in poor-quality loans will be more painful for banks than in the past and give them less leeway in dealing… read more

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FARM FINANCES

The continued erosion of grain prices has farm loans on the rise again in the nation’s midsection, according to a report released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Bank officials say they don’t expect overall credit conditions to fall much in the near term, but continued stagnation in farm incomes could change… read more

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TIGHT TIMES

Farmers in the central U.S. grain and livestock states continued to take out new operating #loans in the first quarter of 2015, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday. Overall, however, credit conditions remain in fairly good shape with most balance sheets in good shape. Farmers were also locking in fixed rate… read more

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